One day, it was October 2008 at the Pumpkin Festival , a friend Dick Kohlreiser came by to borrow a chair to hang by Marshall, who was manning the sound. He innocently opened the screen door and Spartacus , our handsome, manly, virile 9 lb dachshund bolted..he is famous for this
Fresia, Dick and I chased him in hot pursuit. It was a typical chase sprinting as fast as humanly possible and grabbing him when he stopped

Dick said a few things, 1) sorry 2)wow that dog can run and 3) Johnny Herriot says , " once a runner , always a runner "

well Sparty is still bolting and keeping us sprinting ! yesterday was blogworthy

I went to do face painting with Fresia..we were getting some action so I stayed till 10 minutes before showtime..I went home opened the door and thinking Sparty was on the leash let him out. He wasn't! Sladek came by and informed me Sparty was hanging out by the goats..I slipped on my shoes lightning speed and it screaming to Fresia who was painting , Sparty is loose! we ran to the highway ! He went left ! dodged a motorcycle, they stopped , I yelled get my dog ! they turned around in pursuit ! some sweet wonderful human in a gold colored car nabbed him at the truck stopped ! at the same time "the colonial" had jumped in the green f350 also in pursuit !! we met up at the truck stop Sparty in the pickup acting all I am so cute.
Randall ,petting zoo and animal guy and Martine, tent boss also did a bit of running . we got back to the show at 2.03 (2.00 show) I leashed up Sparty, walked to the tent did a lite pitch a candy,snow cone and corn pitch and said the big show will began in 3 minutes.went to the trailer ,put on a headpiece, my costume , went back to the tent put on some rosin and announced and opened the show...ta da

Fresia and I bonded big time ! nothing like sprinting till you taste blood and thinking if this dog lives I will be a better person at the same time as someone else

photo credit Don Curtis